Sydney apartment rooftops no longer tiles and aerials

Where once Sydney's apartment rooftops were a jumble of air conditioning units and lift equipment, they're now increasingly sleek entertainment areas where residents can gather and enjoy the views.

queenslandcountrylife.com.au Sue Williams 16-03-2017

Massive cinema screens, pools, landscaped gardens, lounges, dining settings, BBQs, full gourmet kitchens, a glass bridge between buildings and a bar ???

Where once Sydney’s apartment rooftops were a jumble of air conditioning units and lift equipment, they’re now increasingly sleek entertainment areas where residents can gather and enjoy the views – previously for penthouse dwellers’ eyes only – from the top of their worlds.

Sydney is about to get its first apartment rooftop bar, and its highest bar, Studio 54, yes, you guessed it, 54 levels up on the rooftop of a new Woods Bagot-designed 314-apartment and 257-hotel-room building to be constructed in Parramatta.

And inspired by rooftop bars in Bangkok, New York, Shanghai and Singapore, it could well be the first of many more to come, says Coronation Property’s development manager Aras Labutis.

“Our MD wanted to raise the bar, so to speak, and thought this was a great location, in the heart of eat street in the middle of the entertainment strip in Parramatta,” he says. “We thought this would be a perfect addition to the food and beverage offerings we’ll have on lower levels, as well as the mid-level communal area with a pool, gym, outdoor terrace and multi-purpose room.

“It’ll have pretty amazing views, and is a very exciting development.” The bar, over two levels, will be open to both residents and the public with internal and external spaces capable of accommodating 600 people, once completed in 2020. Sydney has the perfect climate for it,” says Labutis.

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